**UPDATE 3/27/19 – Welcome to all the new visitors finding their way here! This tutorial is all over Pinterest, so I don’t want to take it down but I do want to warn you that this tutorial is from 2010 and the measurements are for an iPhone 4. iPhone sizes change too quickly and there are far too many phones these days to keep this updated. Please feel free to use the method to make a sleeve with your own measurements, or you may prefer to sew an Essential Wristlet or Gadget Guard.
Download here: Easy iPhone Sleeve Tutorial PDF
Please feel free to ask any questions or leave me comments in this post! Thanks!
This sleeve will fit the iPhone 4 with a lightweight case. If you have a thicker case, then you might want to make this a bit wider – 1/4″ is enough to make a difference. If you are a rebel and don’t have a case on your iPhone, then you can increase your seam allowance when you stitch up the sides.
This sleeve is supposed to fit very snugly so the phone does not fall out. The tab help you slide the phone in. If you want to make it larger so it does not fit so tightly, you could add some sort of tab closure to the top to keep it from falling out.